What does it take to setup a cloud. I have some friends in the middle east who want to setup clouds similar to Google and Amazon and are wondering if there is any open technology that they can use to setup a cloud hosting service. Any ideas?

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What do you mean by "a cloud"? A cloud computing service? Cloud storage?

Written by musicfreak

Correct me if I am wrong but is'nt Cloud Computing supposed to encompass both Service and Storage? The way I think of a cloud is a limitless(ofcourse I don't live in the real world) resource where I deploy my site and then don't have to worry about storage, cpu etc. And I am billed for my usage of the resources.

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A few open source cloud servers:

Written by James Skidmore
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